by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies – In Our Heart of Hearts
Having mined everything worth reading from Michael and Debi Pearl’s No Greater Joy magazine (with the exception of Debi worshiping Israel and invoking Hitler and snooze-worthy sections of Michael’s two new books) we’ve returned to the constant stream of Nancy Campbell’s ‘Love all babies, welcome all babies, love your home, submit, submit, submit’
One writer says, “Children are said to be a trouble and expense, and men blasphemously treat the advent of children with humorous resignation, if not with positive chagrin, and feel that society requires that demeanor. What makes children trouble and expense but the indolence, hardheartedness, or extravagance of parents?”
How true it is that many laugh, sometimes derogatively or even cynically, about the blessing of children. They do this, as this quote says, because of the conditioning of society. But way down deep in their heart of hearts they love children, for God has put that love in our hearts. Who can turn away from a baby’s smile? It melts the hardest heart.
God loves children. One of my favorite Scriptures in the Bible is found in 2 Samuel 24 where it tells us about the birth of Solomon and then it says, “And the Lord loved him.” The Bible records that God loved this little baby, as He loves every baby He creates and brings into this world.f
If we are walking in the likeness of God we will also love and embrace children. When we reject children, it is the opposite to God’s character.